Want to impersonate another person’s email account? It’s shockingly easy to do, as a new Gmail bug reported by independent security researcher Yan Zhu reveals. Speaking with Motherboard, Zhu explains that all you have to do is to change your display name in your settings on the official Gmail app in a way that will conceal your actual email address. More →
Email filters have existed forever. In fact, a few particularly annoying PR flacks probably would have driven me insane years ago had it not been for the ability to block their persistent pitches for clients whose products aren’t even close to being a fit for BGR. I’m sure everyone can relate — there are just always going to be some people you never want to hear from again.
Google has supported filters just like every other email provider out there ever since Gmail first launched. Today, however, the company announced a new feature that makes it very easy to instantly block annoying senders in just a few quick clicks. More →
Google’s popular Gmail service is nothing short of a game-changer, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. There are plenty of great tricks out there that let users hack Gmail to make it better suit their needs, and we recently told you about five great Gmail hacks that everyone should check out. Today, our attention was drawn to a new Gmail plug-in that is free, simple, and surprisingly great considering how basic it is. More →
Some of you are fortunate to be young enough that you don’t know what email was like before Google came along and launched Gmail. Suffice it to say, it was awful. First of all, personal email services weren’t free if you wanted any usable amount of storage. And even though you had to pay for email each month, you still had a very limited amount of storage and constantly had to worry about deleting emails with big attachments to ensure that your mailbox didn’t fill up. Seriously, how archaic is that?
Thankfully, Google’s Gmail was a game-changer and now life is completely different. As revolutionary and innovative as Gmail was and continues to be, however, Google can only do so much on its own. That’s why third-party developers create all sorts of great apps that hack Gmail to add a wide range of new functionality.
Let’s check out some of the best options out there. More →
If you’re old enough to remember what email was like before Google came along and launched Gmail, you know just how impressive and capable Google’s email product really is. If you’re not old enough to remember, consider yourself lucky. Email was an overcomplicated, overpriced mess until Gmail introduced a free service with a huge amount of storage, and the rest of the market scrambled to compete.
Today, Gmail packs even more features than it ever has before while still maintaining a very simple overall feel. As is the case with any software, however, a few simple tweaks and hacks can provide some great improvements that many users will wonder how they ever lived without. More →
It’s easy to forget what a mess email was before Google came along, but Gmail completely changed the email landscape. The product offered a simple user interface, tons of storage, and it was completely free. Google has added plenty of features since Gmail first debuted, but there are still a number of nifty things Gmail can’t do on its own.
Luckily, there’s an app for that. More →
The Holy Grail of email has finally made its official entrance in Google’s popular Gmail service. Well, not having to deal with email at all is the Holy Grail, I suppose, but this is probably the next best thing.
Beginning immediately, Gmail users around the world have access to a ridiculously simple feature that could potentially be a life saver: The ability to recall a sent email. More →
It’s easy to forget just how much we rely on Gmail. Perhaps that’s part of the beauty of Google’s free email service – it’s a part of our lives now, so much so that we don’t even remember what a mess email services were before Gmail came along and flipped the industry on its head.
As great as Gmail is, Google is always working on improving the service and adding new features, both online and to its mobile apps. To that end, the company just released an update to its Android app that users can begin enjoying immediately. More →
If you’ve been using Gmail for a long time, you may think you know every tip and trick in the book. That said, there’s a whole set of incredibly cool Gmail features that you may not know about despite the fact that they’re hidden in plain sight. We’ve picked out the 10 best ones and listed to them below. More →